Upon his retirement as the 6th Bishop of Bethlehem, the Rt. Rev. Lloyd E. Gressle established a scholarship fund to aid in the college education of the male children of diocesan clergy resident in Pennsylvania. Priority is given to clergy families in the Diocese of Bethlehem.
Applications Due: May 15, 2018
Awarded: June 2018
Checks Mailed: August 2018
Canon Anne E. Kitch via email or 610-691-5655
On March 7, 1905 Elizabeth S. Bryant of Schuylkill Haven, Pennsylvania, founded The Shannon School for Girls to “maintain a school for the free reception, housing, boarding and education of daughters between the ages of 9 and 20 years of rectors and clergymen of the Protestant Episcopal Church resident in the State of Pennsylvania…” and “…girls other than daughters of Episcopal clergymen that are resident in the Borough of Schuylkill Haven.” Upon her death, the corporate charter was changed to providing scholarships to daughters of clergy canonically resident in Pennsylvania as well as providing a limited number of scholarships for girls who are residents of Schuylkill Haven. The trust fund is governed by a seven-person board consisting of both clergy and lay persons.
Each year we award five scholarships for girls graduating in Schuylkill Haven as well as scholarships to qualified daughters of clergy canonically resident in Pennsylvania. The amounts of the scholarships vary based on the number of qualified applicants and the income generated through the trust fund. Grants are only for undergraduate work and are paid directly to the colleges or universities.
Applications are available after March 15 with the deadline being April 30. Grants are awarded in mid-June and applicants will be contacted regarding the awards.
Edna Rauco, Parish Administrator of Trinity Pottsville for specifics on the Shannon Scholarship, via email.